"On this EP are four songs, sonic artifacts extracted from audio Gnostic hyperspaces both minraudian and mauve, as transmitted by the musical entity known only as Sypha Nadon. Little else is known about the nature of these recordings, but we can put foward various esoteric theories: The aural soundtrack of a sentinent asylum's reptile brain? Otherwordly symphonies conducted by Transyuggothian orchestras? The dying gasps and last breaths of ancient video games from days long ago, now forgotten? Whatever the case, rock is dead, and as we enter a new Aeon of music, we burn away the old and herald the Future, the birth of the truly Alien Meta-Music of the Beyond, of which this recording is but a drop in the digital ocean of Time and Space and all that lies in between."
October 12, 2005 Subject:
Never heard this stuff before, nor any of SN's creations. I like it too!
It's walking the line between attentive and background-texture, and at its best holds steady ground between the two. "Do the Lavos" and "Machine Elves" are the most interesting; "Enter Horus" is repetitive, and I'm not a fan of the muffled-synth sound that makes up its foundation. "Heaven" is nice, for better and worse; it starts to tip the scale towards 'background' but works well as a come-down from the insanity of its immediate predecessors.
That's another, if smaller, point: well-organized! A small, elegant narrative-arc in these four tracks, which SN deserves credit for.
That's about it. Download at will.
October 8, 2005 Subject:
Terrible, terrible, noise. Awful. I quite like it.
Noisy, loud crap. It's not _quite_ like an insane monkey with a sampler, since an insane monkey probably wouldn't go out of his way to deliberately annoy people quite this much. Being one of those (un)lucky few who have heard some previous versions of a few of these tracks, I'll have to say that they've evolved quite nicely. I rather like it. Occasionally, it's quite catchy, in some weird way. Specifically, I can play 'Enter Horus' and 'Machine Elves' several times, but 'Lavos' annoys me after a while, mainly because of the rhythmics and choice of sounds.
However, it's also the kind of stuff I'd like to play really loud late at parties when I want people to go home, or when battling with the neighbour's stereo playing that same Daniel Powter song for the fifth time in a row.
On an ending note, I just can't keep myself from quoting 24HPP:
Journalist: "This is really poor"
Tony: "You don't get it. It's avant-garde, it's provocative"
Journalist: "Provocatively poor"